September 5, 2023
A delegation of more than 40 U.S. officials will visit Tallinn this week to participate in the Tallinn Digital Summit (TDS) and Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit.
The delegation includes representatives from across the United States Government including the White House, the Department of State, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), General Services Administration (GSA), and others. GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan and USAID Administrator Samantha Power will jointly lead the U.S. delegation to the OGP’s Global Summit. Administrator Carnahan will represent the U.S. during the Steering Committee Ministerial on September 5, and Administrator Power will deliver closing remarks on September 7.
Other members of the delegation include: From the Department of State: Coordinator on Global Anti-Corruption Richard Nephew, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy Jennifer Bachus, and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Allison Peters; from USAID: Senior Advisor to the Administrator Shannon Green, Chief Digital Development Officer Christopher Burns, and Chief Digital Democracy and Rights Officer Vera Zakem; and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Deputy Chief Technology Officer Denice Ross.
Members of the delegation will participate in the Tallinn Digital Summit on September 5, the OGP Global Summit hosted by the Estonian government on September 6 and 7, and bilateral and multilateral dialogues. Members of the delegation will also participate in bilateral meetings with Government of Estonia officials and engage with members of international civil society.
The visit of this large delegation demonstrates the United States’ commitment to engage bilaterally with government, civil society, and private sector partners focused on improving government integrity, accountability and transparency via civil society engagement and the promotion of open government principles.